Welcome to our weekly update on opportunities in public procurement.
Last week Tussell was cited in the press twice off the back of our SME analysis which revealed that more SMEs than ever are now winning government contracts. Over 14,000 different SMEs were awarded government business in 2017.
Key Market Stats
708 new opportunities worth £5.8B were published last week, covering both tenders and pre information notices (PINs).
At least £692M of awards are due to expire in the next three months - allowing you to proactively engage with buyers ahead of future tender opportunities.
Top 5 Opportunities
|Contracting Authority||Contract Title||Type||Bid Deadline||FW||Tender Value|
|United Utilities Water||PRO004097-Framework-Services-Network Maintenance Services||Tender||21/06/2018||Y||£824M|
|Home Office||Asylum Accommodation and Support Services Contract (AASC 2)||Tender||06/06/2018||N||
|South Yorkshire Police||Rotary Maintenance and Engine Support||Tender||20/06/2018||N||£500M|
|Crescent Purchasing||CA4828 - Outsourced Catering Services||Tender||02/07/2018||Y||£400M|
|Crown Commercial Service||Wider Public Sector Legal Services||Tender||15/06/2018||N||£320M|
*FW refers to Framework
Further & Higher Education buyers published 78 PINs and tenders last week. Log in to see the full list of opportunities.
volume of contract opportunities
Top 5 Buyers
425 buyers published opportunities last week. UK Shared Business Services was the top buyer, accounting for 13 tenders. Each of the top 5 buyers were from different buyer types.
- 53% of contracts last week were won by SMEs
There is significant potential for SMEs to benefit from public procurement. Last week, they won 53% of the 2,130 awards and frameworks published. See all of the current open opportunities marked as suitable for SMEs.